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2008 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 28th, 2009, at 3:00 P.M. EDT, the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.


inky says, "and now, for the next award. Please welcome Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot, here to present Best Setting!"
Jacqueline applauds for the lovely Maryam.
Maryam steps up to the stage gleefully.
violet claps
Guest2 claps.
maga claps
Taleslinger claps,
Otto applauds
Fang rearranges the stage backdrop.
Maryam says, "A setting that is finely crafted, be it imaginative, ingenious or superbly constructed, contributes to drawing the player into the narrative world. Our next award is dedicated to the game with the Best Setting."
Lucea applauds
Maryam says, "The nominees for this year's Best Setting are:"
Ellison claps
Maryam says, "Buried In Shoes, by Kazuki Mishima"
djfletch claps
Jacqueline applauds.
Pacian buries his shoes.
Otto claps and winks
Taleslinger pslac
Maryam applauds
Ben unmanifests his avatar.
Maryam says, "Gun Mute, by C. E. J. Pacian"
[peanut-gallery] Ellison says (to Taleslinger), "I don't think you've been just sipping that Irish coffee"
Ben walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Jacqueline applauds.
maga claps
Otto plays harmonica
Maryam says, "Piracy 2.0, by Sean Huxter"
Nate arrs
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline asks (of Ellison), "Taleslinger has Irish coffee, too?"
inky says, "any setting with pirates is a good setting"
inky says, "like the internet, say"
[peanut-gallery] Taleslinger says, "Off couurssse."
[peanut-gallery] Jacqueline says, "heh"
Maryam says, "Nightfall, by Eric Eve"
Maryam says, "Violet, by Jeremy Freese"
Jacqueline applauds for both those.
Maryam says, "and our winner is..."
Maryam grins.
Maryam exclaims, "Nightfall, by Eric Eve! Bravo!!!"
Jota applauds.
Guest2 claps.
DavidW cheers
Jacqueline starts the standing ovation.
Taleslinger claps.
violet cheers
Maryam cheers.
djfletch says, "hurrah"
[peanut-gallery] Taleslinger says, "joins Jacq."
nm yays
Pacian stands and ovates.
inky says, "hooray for elaborate settings"
Taleslinger joins Jacq.
Nate claps
Lucea applauds
Ellison says, "woo"
Fang applauds.
Maryam claps.
jdouglass says, "hip hip"
jdouglass says, "hoorah"
Jacqueline says, "Very deserving. Huzzah!"
radix claps, then speaks mysteriously into his shoulder.
vimes says, "huxxah!"
Otto cheers
Taleslinger says, "Herzlichen Gl?ckwunsch, Eric"
olethros says, "hoooray!"
JimMunroe claps.
inky asks, "is Eric Eve here, by chance?"
inky looks around
Maryam steps off the stage, applauding.
Jacqueline looks around, too.
Guest3 goes home.
McMartin claps at the ether
Jacqueline looks under her seat.
Jacqueline says, "I'm not sure he's here."
inky says, "well, I'd look for him, but there are at least a hundred implemented locations"
inky says, "too bad >GO TO ERIC doesn't work"
Jacqueline says, "Ha ha"
Ellison says, "haha"
Lucea says, "heh"
Taleslinger says, "Looks like Eric was unready to be here"
Otto laughs
olethros says, "he hasn't logged on since last year anyway hm"

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